Pixalo Photography Community

Go Back   Pixalo Photography Community > Photography Forums > General photography questions and answers

General photography questions and answers: Discuss Post-shooting eye problem...I've noticed recently that after I've spent some time taking pictures, my eyes go weird and I find it hard ...
Welcome to the Pixalo Photography Community. As a Guest you are free to browse the site, but see what extras you get as a Member here.


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-08-2005, 12:22   #1 (permalink)
Forum Regular
 
fingerz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 790
fingerz is on a distinguished roadfingerz is on a distinguished road
User's Gallery
Post-shooting eye problem

I've noticed recently that after I've spent some time taking pictures, my eyes go weird and I find it hard to focus. It's like having hay fever except my eyes don't stream. They're dry. It just looks like it would if they were watering.

It lasts about 10-20 mins and then goes.

Anyone get this, or know what it is?
fingerz is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2005, 12:35   #2 (permalink)
Feet under the table
 
IanC_UK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Northampton
Posts: 2,136
IanC_UK is an unknown quantity at this point

Image editing O.K.
User's Gallery
This sounds like your eyes working to hard to focus, similar to headaches caused by sitting at computers too long etc

When was the last time you had your eyes tested ?

Its possible you may not have the dioptre setting on the camera correct, on the 20D its a little wheel to the right of the eyepiece, try turning it a little to see if focus becomes clearer or easier on your eyes !
IanC_UK is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2005, 12:40   #3 (permalink)
Forum Regular
 
fingerz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 790
fingerz is on a distinguished roadfingerz is on a distinguished road
User's Gallery
I've played about with the Diopter thing beack when I got the camera but not since. Maybe I'll give it another bash. As for eye tests... I've never had one. Or at least if I have it was at school or something. Maybe I'll get one done.
fingerz is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2005, 13:12   #4 (permalink)
Been here a while
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Tynemouth
Posts: 298
Adrian is an unknown quantity at this point
User's Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by fingerz
I've noticed recently that after I've spent some time taking pictures, my eyes go weird and I find it hard to focus. It's like having hay fever except my eyes don't stream. They're dry. It just looks like it would if they were watering.

It lasts about 10-20 mins and then goes.

Anyone get this, or know what it is?
I get this, and my optician reckons it's caused by tightness in the focussing muscle in the eye. It only seems to happen if I'm following something through the viewfinder for an extended period of time, mainly when shooting in low light or bright sunshine. Adjusting the dioptre makes no difference but keeping my other eye open does!
Adrian is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2005, 13:16   #5 (permalink)
Forum Regular
 
fingerz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 790
fingerz is on a distinguished roadfingerz is on a distinguished road
User's Gallery
I see. Well I've just been following Drogonflies through the viewfinder so that would tally up with what you're saying. Also the other times I've noticed it have been with sunset/sunrise shots so lots of bright light involved.
fingerz is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2005, 13:30   #6 (permalink)
Been here a while
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Tynemouth
Posts: 298
Adrian is an unknown quantity at this point
User's Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by fingerz
I see.
:lol:
Adrian is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2005, 13:34   #7 (permalink)
Forum Regular
 
fingerz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 790
fingerz is on a distinguished roadfingerz is on a distinguished road
User's Gallery
Oof...
fingerz is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2005, 15:13   #8 (permalink)
Marcel
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
User's Gallery
I get something similar in that my eye just seems to give up and go out of focus.
I think mine's just down to eye tiredness and too much strain.

Having a good blink and a bit of a rub always perks them up a bit :naughty: as a short term stopgap, as does giving my face a good wash with cold water
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2005, 15:14   #9 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: kings hill
Posts: 4,636
Matty is an unknown quantity at this point

Image editing O.K.
User's Gallery
thats nasty....
Matty is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2005, 15:26   #10 (permalink)
Forum Regular
 
SammyC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Bristol
Posts: 1,466
SammyC is on a distinguished roadSammyC is on a distinguished road

Image editing O.K.
User's Gallery
Strain on what!!!
SammyC is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2005, 17:11   #11 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Cheshire
Posts: 1,216
Matt is an unknown quantity at this point
User's Gallery
Do you close the eye thats not looking through the view finder?
If the answer is YES, this could be the problem.

You should keep both eyes open, it also helps when tracking subjects.
Matt is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2005, 18:46   #12 (permalink)
Forum Regular
 
fingerz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 790
fingerz is on a distinguished roadfingerz is on a distinguished road
User's Gallery
Yeah I did close my other eye. I'll try keeping it open. Not sure how I'll manage.
fingerz is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2005, 13:57   #13 (permalink)
Forum Regular
 
fingerz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 790
fingerz is on a distinguished roadfingerz is on a distinguished road
User's Gallery
Ok I've tried keeping both eyes open but I can't do it. I just can't see the viewfinder image. It's just like I'm looking at something normally but with a slightly annoying overlay in my right eye (the one I use for the viewfinder).

Anyone got any tips on how to frame/focus when you keep both eyes open?
fingerz is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2005, 14:13   #14 (permalink)
Forum Regular
 
SammyC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Bristol
Posts: 1,466
SammyC is on a distinguished roadSammyC is on a distinguished road

Image editing O.K.
User's Gallery
Open both eyes but then hold a small object in front of your left eye, really easy and not at all stupid looking....... :snigger:
SammyC is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2005, 14:54   #15 (permalink)
Forum Regular
 
fingerz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 790
fingerz is on a distinguished roadfingerz is on a distinguished road
User's Gallery
Perhaps I'll get an eyepatch.

Yarrr!
fingerz is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2005, 15:16   #16 (permalink)
Forum Regular
 
SammyC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Bristol
Posts: 1,466
SammyC is on a distinguished roadSammyC is on a distinguished road

Image editing O.K.
User's Gallery
Gaaararr!
SammyC is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Shooting Speedway P-E General Chat 5 22-05-2007 19:30
Shooting the red carpet and more VikingPhotography General photography questions and answers 4 17-11-2006 16:55
Shooting into the sun? stepheno Photo Critique 2 05-07-2006 20:56
Shooting RAW AquilaEagle Photo Manipulation 29 01-01-2006 17:25


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 08:24.


vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
ReviewPost & PhotoPost vB3 Enhanced, Copyright 2003-2014 All Enthusiast, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.0
Copyright 2006 - 2017 Pixalo.com

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196